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Hairdressing is more than just styling, you need to keep up with the latest trends and techniques in this fast paced industry and having a strong foundation and skillset is essential in doing this.

While working in our state-of-the-art professional salon you will develop skills in shampooing, conditioning, styling, colouring, cutting and perming hair all of which are essential in gaining employment or when working on a self-employed basis. Competition can be fierce so you need to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. Male grooming is also an ever increasing industry and experienced, creative barbers are more in demand than ever. With many other careers and industry areas disappearing from the high street as a result of the rise in digital markets, hairdressing and barbering is one career that cannot be replicated online.

Along with guest speakers from the industry, you’ll get to visit Wella Studios in Manchester and the Pro Hair Live Show. Work experience could include working on fashion shoots, theatre productions and involvement in competitions,both locally and nationally. Our busy hair and beauty salon, The Aura Salon, is open to the public so you’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of clientele enabling you to practice treatments and hone not just your practical skills but areas like customer service skills, handling money and stock control.

people are currently working in the hair and beauty industry in our region
increase in hairdressers throughout the UK until at least 2022

Our courses are tailored to you

All you need to do is apply for the subject of your choice and we will work out the level of course with you, using your predicted and actual GCSE results and other qualifications. Maths and English are essential subjects, if you missed out on gaining an A-C grade at school these will be studied alongside your main course to give you more opportunities in the future.

Whatever level you need to start at, if you just missed out on a grade or if you need more stretch and challenge, our courses will be tailored just for you to ensure your learning success.

We offer Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications in hairdressing.

What next?

If you have your sights set on running your own salon you’ll need business savvy as well as styling knowledge and experience. You may choose to study business at University. If you want to go straight in to the workplace Scarborough TEC offer Apprenticeship pathways.

Employment Status

Males & Females Employed

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